The brutal terror group remains a very real and very constant threat to the persecuted Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in our care. Protecting them is a top priority, which makes security a chief concern in and around our Community of Hope Refugee Camps.
Recently I asked our leaders in the Middle East to update me on how our team is holding up.
Camp #8 is up and caring for refugees that had been living in an open field for months. We are so grateful to be able to provide shelter, provisions and hope for them.
We are making progress in establishing new villages of hope where families can settle in more permanent housing, with provisions, seeds and the tools to start a small business. Please be in prayer for them as they begin to start over.
Many of you who are partnering with RUN to get aid and relief to those suffering at the hands of evil in northern Iraq have asked for an update on the work there. As the situation is extremely sensitive, we can report only in general terms that the efforts have been both fruitful and costly. Nearly a dozen lives have been lost from among our believing national colleagues who rescue others at great personal risk. Here is a brief report.